I feel their pain.
The problem with "projects" is that they end. This is the issue Alaska is facing as the feds prepare to pull out an array of seismic sensors that were used to map the Earth's crust up in Alaska.
See this article for the status, With Earthquake Sensors Set to Be Removed, Alaska Officials Fight to Keep Them.
I can tell you from experience, if they are told you can have them, there then needs to be a budget to maintain them and keep the system operational, ideally tying them all together with the existing state network of sensors.
At least Alaska has some of their own sensors. Here in Washington, we are totally reliant upon the installation of federal sensors.
My expectation — given that they only recently had an earthquake in Alaska — they will be able to keep portions of the sensor network.
Claire Rubin, Senior Researcher, shared the sensor link above.